A traditional wedding is a stressful event. It can make a couple feel more like party planners for someone else's party! Many couples decide to elope to somewhere like Oahu, Hawaii because they feel like a traditional wedding is more about the guests than about the couple. They want to take back the day for themselves - and they have every right to!
Traditions are simply things that have been done over and over until people think this pattern is the way things have to be done. But you can be part of a new tradition - one that frees and empowers people in their own relationships!